A Heel Spur is a calcium deposit that develops over time into a sharp bony growth under the heel.
The spur develops in the soft tissue in the heel, which becomes irritated and swells, putting pressure on the nerves and causing pain.
Heel spurs are often a result of improper foot movement during walking or running, poorly fitting shoes and excessive body weight. Visit your Podiatrist regarding X-rays and reducing pain and inflammation.
Podiatrists at The Foot and Ankle Clinic have treated thousands of patients with Heel Pain successfully using a range of treatment modalities but without doubt the ‘gold standard’ in treating persistent, chronic, long term Heel Pain is the Swiss Dolorclast Shockwave Therapy treatment.
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In a class of its own! Since 1999, the Swiss DolorClast® has been setting new standards in orthopaedic shockwave therapy (ESWT) as the world market leader, with over 6000 devices in use worldwide. The system, specially designed for orthopaedic use, has changed pain therapy. It ensures a gentle and efficient treatment with pneumatically generated shockwaves, which are transmitted into the area of pain. A treatment with 2,000 impulses only takes about five to ten minutes.
Dolorclast shockwave therapy gives instant pain relief and stimulates healing getting you healed, active and pain free so that you can enjoy all that life has to offer, faster.
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- In-Office Procedure
- Walk-In / Walk-Out
- No Time Off Work
- Clinically Proven
- No Drugs Or Side-Effects
Dolorclast Radial Shock Wave Therapy is a non-invasive treatment for the treatment of Plantar fasciitis (heel pain), tendonitis and calcification of tendons. We have found that 80% of patients have an improvement in their pain with this clinically proven therapy, as has the research literature.
How does Dolorclast Shockwave Therapy work?
Dolorclast shockwave therapy works in 2 ways:
- Reducing pain by decreasing the chemical messengers responsible for the transmission and perception of pain
- Improved local blood flow to the sore area through the physical effects of the treatment and the promotion of new blood vessel growth in the area.
What does the Dolorclast Shockwave Therapy involve?
After the painful site is identified, shock waves are delivered to the site. Initially the treatment can be uncomfortable but as the treatment progresses the intensity usually improves. An instant improvement in pain is usually noted after the treatment.
Generally three treatments are required at approximately one week intervals. Generally the period of pain relief increases with every treatment.
The Foot and Ankle Clinic is proud to have pioneered the use of Shockwave Therapy in Australia since its inception several years ago and therefore all our Podiatrists have vast experience using shockwave therapy and have done extensive training in shockwave therapy and its applications.
At the Foot and Ankle Clinic our highly qualified team of Podiatrists are all members of the Australian Podiatry Association and offer a combined 50 years’ experience.
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